Royal Stacks – Chatswood, Sydney

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On our last trip to Melbourne, we were told we just had to try out Royal Stacks – apparently one of the best burger places in Melbourne. Unfortunately we didn’t make it but lucky for us Royal Stacks opened in Chatswood not longer after! DS and I were invited to the official pre-opening launch and got to try a whole lot of their stuff. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves…

Psst: Have you seen my Taste of Melbourne giveaway on Instagram? Make sure you check it out! 

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Textbook Boulangerie Patisserie – Alexandria, Sydney

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As Textbook Boulangerie Patisserie just announced they’re making a blue croissant, I thought it was time to look back on their famous truffle croissant, that drove food bloggers and normal people alike quite mad.

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The Spot Caffe – Riverwood, Sydney

Big Breakfast - Bacon, Eggs, Sausage, Tomato, Spinach, Mushroom and Hash Brown served with toast ($16)

Big Breakfast – Bacon, Eggs, Sausage, Tomato, Spinach, Mushroom and Hash Brown served with toast ($16)

Sometimes it’s good to get out and breathe in some fresh air – perhaps try something new. DS, SD and I headed over to Riverwood to check out The Spot Caffe, a sweet cafe on the main street of the suburb run by a lovely family. All-day breakfast meant that we had a bit of a mish-mash of breakfast and lunch meals, click through for more…

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Sophie’s Steakhouse – Chelsea, London, UK

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There’s 2 branches of Sophie’s Steakhouse in London – one in Chelsea and one in Covent Garden. Claiming to “provide the best steak in London”, I thought I should probably give it a try (and also because it’s walking distance from my house!).

The menu is extensive and has a big price range: you can get the burger for £10.95 or a 20oz fillet for £59.95. The restaurant doesn’t take bookings, so get in early because places sure fill up fast!

  • What we ate

T and I were super excited when complimentary, thick-cut salami arrived at the start of our meal. What a great twist to the traditional bread-and-butter that is usually served!

T then went for a glass of red along with the full rack of ribs (£16.95), which can easily be polished off by one person. I had a piece too – can guarantee that the meat is tender and the marinade is top! I had the Black Angus Burger with added toppings of emmenthal cheese and crispy bacon (£11.95). For me, one of the important things to look out for when judging a burger is the bread-to-filling ratio – and I must say, this was close to perfect! The bun wasn’t too thick, but still substantial to keep the big patty in place, plus the bread was toasted just enough to be lightly crunchy but not overpowering. The bacon and cheese were definitely a good choice, highly recommended. Both our meals came with thin-cut fries on the side and sauces upon request.

Feelings super full after dinner, we chose not to go with dessert, although it was tempting (they have a pudding menu!). FYI, Sophie’s also serves breakfast. Maybe next time!

Sophie’s Steakhouse
311-313 Fulham Road,
London SW10 9QH
http://www.sophiessteakhouse.co.uk/

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